ONE MINUTE WELLNESS: POSTURE (again!)
I know I kind of proselytize posture (#posturepolice)! BC it is THAAAAT important.👊
✨Good posture is about more than standing up straight so you can look your best. It is an important part of your long-term health. Making sure that you hold your body the right way, whether you are moving or still, can prevent pain, injuries, and other health problems.
✨What is posture? Posture is how you hold your body. There are two types and It is important to have both good dynamic and static posture.
➡️Dynamic posture is how you hold yourself when you are moving, like when you are walking, running, or bending over to pick up something.
➡️Static posture is how you hold yourself when you are not moving, like when you are sitting, standing, or sleeping.
The key to good posture is the position of your spine.
Your spine has three natural curves - at your neck, mid back, and low back. Correct posture should maintain these curves, but not increase them. ➡️Your head should be above your shoulders, and the top of your shoulder should be over the hips.
How can posture affect you⁉️
Poor posture can be bad for your health. Slouching or slumping over can •Misalign your musculoskeletal system
•Wear away at your spine, making it more fragile and prone to injury
•Cause neck, shoulder, and back pain
•Decrease your flexibility
•Affect how well your joints move
•Affect your balance and increase your risk of falling
•Make it harder to digest your food
•Make it harder to breathe
...ya know...LIVE (what would a post be without a little sarcasm?? 😆)
‼️THINK ABOUT THIS
And get back to me‼️
If your body hurts, are you doing something about the pain? If so, what?
LMK and I’ll let you know if that’s the correct place to start or continue. #iloveteaching #freeadvice #sharingiscaring ❤️
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Karen Schwalbe Jones
Owner & Body Mechanic
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